Science Connects | West of Scotland STEM Ambassador Hub
Science Connects coordinates the West of Scotland STEM Ambassador Hub to help inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Please get in touch to find out how we can help you to inspire your young people or to find out more about motivating young people by becoming a STEM Ambassador.
Due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, currently the normal office number 0141 330 6396 is not being monitored.
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Update: November 2020
The process for becoming a STEM Ambassador in the West of Scotland remains fully online; with the STEM Ambassadors online induction completed on FutureLearn, and the PVG Scheme application process involving a digital application form from Volunteer Scotland, and a Zoom call with STEM Ambassador Hub staff.
**Please be aware that Volunteer Scotland are dealing with high volumes of applications at the moment, so the usual 4-6 week average processing time will be slightly longer. **
If you are an existing STEM Ambassador looking to get up to speed with how you can still be active as a volunteer during the COVID pandemic, come along to a short lunchtime Zoom session on Thursday 12 November from 12.30-1pm – register here.
For organisations interested in starting a STEM Ambassador programme within their ranks, or refresh their existing one, we have a Business Breakfast for you on Thursday 3 December from 9-10.30am also on Zoom. Learn more and register.
- British Science Week have released their activity taster packs for 2021.
- Nuffield Research Placements: Applications open now
- Longitude Explorer Prize is back! Win up to £20,000 for schools or youth groups
- A new science festival for the East End of Glasgow on the weekend of the 31st October
- 50+ free STEM activities for any classroom
- Read the latest issue of Catalyst Magazine
- STEM Ambassadors can shape their own volunteering!
- STEM Learning 2020 Impact Report released
- New Handbooks for STEM Ambassadors, Teachers, and Youth Group Leaders
- Other news..
STEM Ambassador Spotlights
Update : July 2020
Over the last month we’ve been busy updating our site to help you learn even more about our STEM Ambassadors!
If you’re interesting in having STEM Ambassadors support your work with young people, whether in a school or non-school setting, then you can learn more about the kinds of individuals you can advertise to, the breadth of STEM specialties they represent, as well as some activity suggestions to get you started, by heading to learn about our STEM Ambassadors.
If you’re interested in becoming a STEM Ambassador you can read all about the motivations and experiences of others’ in the STEM Ambassador Stories section.
If you're looking to become a STEM Ambassador at this time, you can still register and complete the online training, but unfortunately we aren’t able to process PVG applications.